After checking off one of our bucket list items by visiting the granite presidents of yester-year, Maggie and I were left with 36 hours and an open South Dakota landscape to create adventure. After waking from a surprisingly great night of sleep in our "hillbilly" tent (I say this because I had predictably forgotten the sides of the tent back in Indiana, so we had to use a tarp and bungees to cover the mesh top) we set off to find some coffee. Maggie and I drove to the only two donut places in all of Rapid City, SD, only to find that small towns really do shut down during holiday weekends. Fortunately for us, we were able to spot Dunn Brothers Coffee. After ordering the stickiest/sugariest piece of dough and the blackest of coffee, I was ready for the long drive to wherever.Read More
We've got a list of places. And we've decided to stop talking about them and start seeing them. Until last weekend, I had never seen those four Mr. Presidents carved in granite. So, when we were debating how we'd spend our extended July 4th weekend, Mount Rushmore was my vote (and the wife is majority, and majority rules).
So off we went across the Midwest to see George, Thomas, Teddy & Abe.